Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

What Does Luck (Lck) Do

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This is a guide to the Luck (Lck) Stat in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Switch, PS4, and Steam! Read on to learn what is Luck, what is the effect of Luck, and should you raise your Luck stat.

What Does Luck Do?

As of now, it is still unclear what the Luck stat does for the Demi-Fiend. We will update this page as soon as possible when new info about the luck stat has been confirmed.

Confirmed Factors That Luck Doesn't Affect

Drops Drops don't get any significant amount of changes so it is confirmed that luck doesn't affect item drop rates at all from enemies.
Macca and EXP The amount of Macca and EXP you gain per battle is not affected by luck. If you wish to farm Macca and EXP, it is suggested to just make your character stronger so you can eliminate enemy mobs faster.
Critical Strike Chance Critical strike chances are not affected by luck. Contrary to popular belief, it is better to invest in Str or Mag if you wish to deal more damage.

How To Raise Luck

Levelling Up

The Luck stat can be raised by spending skill points when the Demi-Fiend levels up. Sometimes, when a magatama acts violently during a level up, it can even grant you a random bonus stat point!

Equipping Magatama

Magatama each give different boosts to the Demi-Fiend's stats. Swapping equipped magatama can raise the Lck stat when certain ones are equipped. For example, the Iyomante Magatama gives a +3 bonus to Lck.

List of Magatama

Using Items

Stats can also be permanently raised outside of leveling-up by using an item called Incense.

Incense, when consumed, grants 1 extra point to their associated stat. For example, Luck Incense raises Lck. by 1.

Incenses can be obtained from shops by getting 10 lucky tickets and availing the box prizes from the junk shop!

How to Farm Lucky Tickets

Should You Raise Luck Stat?

It is not Recommended to Raise the Luck Stat

While Luck can show it's true colors later in the game, we do not recommend raising this stat for early game.

It offers no damage or loot bonus meaning that, despite leveling up, Luck players will remain severely underpowered throughout their playthrough.

Build Guide: Best Demi-fiend Stat Builds

Base 14 Luck is Required to Open a Kalpa Door

The DLC only dungeon Amala Labyrinth have certain doors that can only be opened by having enough stats in a specific parameter. A total of 14 base luck is required to open all the available doors in the Amala Labyrinth.

How to Open All Kalpa Doors

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1 Anonymousabout 3 years

You need 18 luck to open every door, at least according to the page that was linked


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